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Danny Elfman to Reprise ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Role at L.A. Halloween Concert

Singer to lend voice to Jack Skellington at live-to-film event at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Composer Danny Elfman visits Build to discuss 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' In Concert Live-to-Film at Build Studio on November 17, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

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Danny Elfman will reprise his singing role of Jack Skellington at a live-to-film concert experience celebrating Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas this October.

Following a three-year hiatus — including 2020’s coronavirus-forced cancellation — the Halloween event will take place October 29th at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium. Elfman — who penned the stop-motion film’s music, lyrics and score — will return to the production alongside to-be-announced original voices and special guest stars.

“Jack Is Back! I was so sorry to have missed last Halloween. (We all know why),” Elfman said in a statement. “BUT- I’m not skipping this year. Jack wants to get back on stage. I can’t wait to see you all.” For the performance, Elfman will sing in sync with the the film while a full orchestra and choir perform the film’s score and songs live.

The family-friendly concert — the first-ever film music event held at Banc of California Stadium — will also include pre-show activities like a costume contest and trick-or-treating. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, May 14th at Ticketmaster.

Elfman waded back into pop music for the first time in almost 40 years earlier this year with a series of new songs, including “Happy,” “Sorry,” “Kick Me” and “Love in the Time of Covid.”




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